Clarendon Hills McLaren Vale Domaine Syrah 2010 - 6 bottle case

96 Points YWG
93 Points James Halliday
5 Red Star Halliday rated Winery
Limited Release
$57.55 per bottle / $345.30 per case
6 bottle case

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Winery: Clarendon Hills
Region: McLaren Vale
Variety: Syrah (Shiraz)
Vintage: 2010
 
Your Wine Guy says:
With only 1,000 cases produced of this exceptional wine I suggest you get in while you can.
The Domaine Syrah is deep, dark crimson with an almost opaque rim. The nose is very intense with an incredible display of black and blue berry fruits. The palate is also intensely flavoured and has ripe tannins that add structure and length. Very impressive.
96 Points YWG Drink to 2025+
 
Critics say:
 
“Full colour, the accent on purple; very different to the other '10s, with a fresh, savoury/spicy palate, and foresty tannins draped around French oak.”
93 Points Drink to 2025 James Halliday Wine Companion 2012
 
The winemaker says:
 
Colour: Black, purpled crimson. Vibrant intensity.
Nose: A delightful kaleidoscope of elegant yet seductively brooding array of characters. Pure black and blue fruit weaves through a wildly refined fabric of crushed rock minerals, roast meats and olive tapenade, all the while fresh ginger edges add riveting counter balance. At the azimuth, a seamless demonstration of restrained power, finesse and impeccable balance. Captures all the raw beauty of indulgent Australian syrah; minus the love handles.
Palate: Three P’s: polish, poise and potential. There is a wonderful raw blueberry character that engages the crème-fraiche texture and leads to a multi-pronged sequence of flavour. The effortless glide across the palate is layered with interesting hints of sherbert, ginger and white chocolate. The epicentre is a decadent experience offering high octane syrah richness with counterweight spice and restrained intensity. A mouth watering ambient finish leaves the impression of impeccable balance - a hedonistic experience.
 
Winery Information:
 
Domaine Clarendon reflects an exacting pursuit of viticultural excellence. The specially selected site is poised above McLaren vale in the highest reaches of Clarendon. Set on the edge of majestic Onkaparinga River Gorge, it overlooks the great expanse of Gulf St Vincent. No expense was spared in establishing the vineyard. It was meticulously planted to single stake vines driven into ancient rocky schist. Drawn from primordial Astralis lineage, their native expression is one of pure minerality evolved over 750 million years.
 
In 1990, Roman Bratasiuk embarked on a truly remarkable wine making journey. His vision: to create single vineyard wines equal to anything in the world. Quite simply. Working with old, dry-grown vines and performing every step of the process by hand, Roman sought to redefine the Australian fine wine landscape by solely conveying the imprint a vineyard forges on the varietal expression. Every year a pragmatic and calculated Clarendon Hills learns a little more about our vineyards and pushes a little further to propel each one of our 100% varietal wines to the pinnacle of their capability.
Clarendon Hills is a small family run winery based in Clarendon, South Australia. The company was founded by biochemist Roman Bratasiuk in 1990. The story of Clarendon Hills is one of passion, dedication and commitment to exceptional wine. It all began when the biochemist and wine lover decided to produce his own wine. Though he’d never trained as a winemaker, Roman let himself be guided by his refined palette and scientific knowledge. Following his favourite producers and preferred styles, Roman sought to make a version of the wines he loved.
At Clarendon Hills, our approach to our vineyards is central to our success. We believe in conveying purity and sense of place - in ultimate expressions of classic world varieties. In all our wines, we seek to express the beauty and unique qualities of each of our vineyards. We hand-source very old, very special, pre-phylloxera bush vines and we make our wine by hand, using only natural processes. By doing so, we strive to express the unique varietal imprint of a vineyard – by conveying its vintage and location. – Clarendon Hills
 
Wines available from Your Wine Guy include:
Clarendon Hills Domaine Syrah
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Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Syrah
Clarendon Hills Brookman Cabernet Sauvignon
Clarendon Hills Liandra Mourvèdre
Clarendon Hills Astralis Syrah

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